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Majorca Daily Bulletin
Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was an exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone
that devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly
the Philippines, on November 11th 2013
Level of Devastation
Houses, hospitals, businesses etc., were
destroyed and children were orphaned.
The horrifying chaos left Haiyan flattened, this is judged to have been the
deadliest typhoon ever.
On the 11th November 2013, Typhoon Yolanda struck the Philippines with deadly winds causing
devastating destruction. More than
1,000 islands and 11,000 people
were affected. The death toll from
Typhoon in Haiyan has risen above
Humanitarian Help
Finally after the Typhoon passed, the
residents of the Philippines’ had time to
try and find their relatives but many
had died from the disastrous attack
from the sea. Later on, the President
deployed doctors to help the remaining
Officials in the Philippines communicated, two weeks after the devastating storm hit the country. The
countries National Disaster Agency
said that 5,209 people were known
to have lost their lives with many
more still missing.
Typhoon Haiyan devastation
Did you know?
As to date, there is still an enigma regarding how many people are still missing. How many people have still not
been found? Will we ever really know?
The only difference between a hurricane, a cyclone and a typhoon is the
location where the storm occurs
Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same
weather phenomenon; we just use different names for
these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and
Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The
same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is
called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South
Pacific and Indian Ocean. The ingredients for these
storms include a pre-existing weather disturbance,
warm tropical oceans, moisture, and relatively light
winds. If the right conditions persist long enough, they
can combine to produce the violent winds, incredible
waves, torrential rains and floods we associate with
this phenomenon.
In the Atlantic, hurricane season officially runs from
June 1st to November 30th. However, while 97% of tropical activity occurs during this time period, there is
nothing magical in these dates, and hurricanes have occurred outside of these six months.
By Louis Clay